The 2016 Kew Community Festival will be held from Thursday 3 March to Sunday 20 March.
The Choral Concert will be held on 11 March.
Kewmunity Day, the Kewmunity Parade and the Kewmunity Evening Concert will be held on Saturday, 19 March.


In 1974 a group of enthusiasts staged the inaugural Kew Community Festival.

Forty two years later the festival has grown to be the largest festival in the City of Boroondara.

The 2015 festival was programmed over two weeks attracting in excess of 10,000 visitors who enjoyed concerts, workshops, lectures culminating in a spectacular evening stage show in Victoria Park. Planning is well advanced for the 2016 festival - firstly the name has been shortened to KEWfest16.

Emphasis is placed on showcasing the cultural diversity of Boroondara.

KEWfest16 will be bigger, bolder, brighter than ever with attractions for all ages.

The full 2016 program has now been posted - see the drop down menu "Activities" above.

Thanks to all our wonderful

Festival Partners for 2016

without whom the Festival just could not happen!

Volunteers and new committee members are always welcome - it's fun and very rewarding - email: or phone 0409 433 538 or 9853 9576

Imogen, Helen, Debbie, Ian and Michael invite you to be part of the KewFest16 (click to view)

Who are we?

The Kew Community Festival

is a well-supported community festival capturing the diversity of Kew.

It has a rich history since 1974 of delivering quality events in Kew and involves activities and events presented over several weeks in March attracting approximately 10,000 people.

The Kew Festival engages the community in the Kewmunity Day, the Evening Concert and other free entertainment and promotes activities provided by community groups.

The Kew Community Festival is run at a variety of sites throughout Kew and Kew East, in the City of Boroondara, which is part of Greater Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Interested in participating?

You can register your interest by completing a form, for exhibitors, providers, volunteers and entertainers . New volunteers in particular are welcome to contact us at any time, as planning continues without a break.